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leaders, include vice president joe biden are gathering in rome ahead of the installation of pope francis. let's get to keer simmons. >> reporter: good morning. even if it is raining like this tomorrow, this area will still be packed as you say. world leaders are flying in. the pope meeting with the argentina president. the pope's message, remember the poor, and his style is winning fans for people on the street. as pope francis prepares for the installation mass, vice president biden arrived in rome sunday. it is ordinary men and women that are connecting with the pope in an extraordinary way. francis walking over to a crowd of a few hundred people just to say hello, leaving his security scrambling. then sunday, he greeted tens of thousands in st. peter's square for his first angeles, even making the mass. in the crowd, we met philadelphia's cardinal. >> this is unique. this is a wonderful opportunity. i mean, it is the first time the new pope, pope francis appeared, first time he gives his blessing here. >> reporter: preparations in the same square are under way. we have the setup alrea
much. >>> coming up more from the vatican where pope francis shook hands with vice president joe biden. matt is there with maria shriver. first this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] made just a little sweeter... because all these whole grains aren't healthy unless you actually eat them ♪ multigrain cheerios. also available in delicious peanut butter. healthy never tasted so sweet. ♪ the one and only, cheerios vonn go public with themselves where on facebook, after your local news. bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is prove
are asking this morning, just a few days after the official installation of pope francis, will the church change under his leadership? those who want to get rid of the celibacy requirement for priests are looking hopefully at the pope's admission of past crushes. jim maceda has more. >> good morning, matt. it turns out francis, the first latin-american pope came to the priesthood at age 32, not before he had his own moments of doubt and temptation. ♪ as pope francis emerges, we're learning the former archbishop of buenos aires can be most frank will celibacy and sex. >> you can marry me. you love me. >> but i love god more. >> reporter: like the conflicted catholic priest in the 1980 tv mini series "thornbirds" former jorgeb jorgeber bergoglio said "i could not pray for over a week because when i tried to do the girl appeared in my head." eventually he went into priesthood and swore to celibacy, fulfilling a promise he made to this woman, amalia, once his neighborhood and childhood crush. >> translator: he said to me if i don't marry you, i'll become a priest. >> reporter: surprising so
with the influx of refugees fleeing the civil war in syria. >>> historic meeting between pope francis and his predeces r predecessor, pope benedict. the two will have lunch together. that will be a power lunch. a meeting of this kind has not happened in at least 600 years. no pressure for that lunch at all, right? none. >>> breaking news overnight. the senate has just approved a $3.7 trillion budget. meanwhile, the budget crisis and congressional sequester has claimed another victim. air traffic control towers at small and medium sized airports across the country. pete williams has more and joins us now. pete, good morning. >> reporter: jenna, good morning. the faa says it must take this step to meet the goal of cutting more than $600 million out of its budget so starting in two weeks it will shut down air traffic control towers in 38 states affecting operations at 149 small and medium sized airports nationwide. this is not expected to have much impact on commercial airline schedules but it will affect operations at airports like frederick municipal in maryland where private planes operate.
process. >>> pope francis is taking part in his first palm sunday service. tens of thousands turned out in st. peters square to pray with the pope for the start of the holy week. he arrived in an uncovered car and then preside over the mass from an altar on the steps of st. peter basilica. hug it out. there you go. >>> police in london are investigating the death of a russian tycoon who was a fierce critic of president vladimir putin. chemical hazard police are searching boris's london home after he was found dead inside. the cause is still unknown. boris fled to britain in 2001 after having a falling out with putin who was granted political asylum there two years ago. >>> the bodies of two sky divers who went missing after a jump have been found in florida. crews started searching for them when everyone else they jumped with landed safely, but they were nowhere to be found. investigators are looking into the possibility that their parachutes malfunctioned. >>> what happens when gps doesn't like you? this happens. in glendale, california, a car wound up on top of a house. officials say
at the top though search results. those are the things happening today. >>> pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass at the vatican to mark the beof holy week. today marks the start of passover. >>> play in the arnold palmer invitational has one golfer up a tree. his tee shot on the tenth hollanded 50 feet above ground in a tree. he climbed up after it and carefully hit it to the fairway. he double bogeyed the hole and later withdrew from the tournament. when the tournament ends tiger hopes to reclaim title of number one golfer in the world. it is 7:12. back to savannah, matt, al and sergio dropped out because of a shoulder -- >> not because of the tree. >> not tree related. >> before the storm. >> little breezy there today. thank you so much, guys. let me show you what is going on. unseasonably cold throughout the country today. jet stream takes an unusual dip to the south. temperatures 10 to 20 below normal. as you look around much of the country, teens and 20s in the plains and warm weather in the southwest in to southern california with 80s. 83 phoenix. windy in the southeast. a
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